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Explore the history of the world's first scientific journal.

This exhibition celebrated the 350th anniversary of the world's first scientific journal, the Philosophical Transactions, showcasing treasures from the Royal Society's archives connected with the journal as well as on-going work being carried out by the 'Publishing the Philosophical Transactions: the social, cultural and economic history of a learned journal. 1665-2015' project.

It outlined the history of the journal from its foundation to the present, taking in the papers, editorial procedures and printing technologies involved in the making and transmission of scientific knowledge in each era, from the scientific revolution to the digital age.

View the Exhibition brochure.

Enquiries: contact the library team.

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